The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 (of 5) [Illustrated] [NOOK Book]

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The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States. Compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers Bequeathed to Him by His Deceased Relative, and Now in Possession of the Author. To Which Is Prefixed, an Introduction, Containing a Compendious View of the Colonies Planted by the English on the Continent of North America, from Their Settlement ...
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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 (of 5) [Illustrated]

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Overview

The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States. Compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers Bequeathed to Him by His Deceased Relative, and Now in Possession of the Author. To Which Is Prefixed, an Introduction, Containing a Compendious View of the Colonies Planted by the English on the Continent of North America, from Their Settlement to the Commencement of That War Which Terminated in Their Independence.

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• illustrations
• a linked Table of Contents and linked Index

CONTENTS (abridged list)
CHAPTER I.
Greene invests Camden.... Battle of Hobkirk's Hill.... Progress of Marion and Lee.... Lord Rawdon retires into the lower country.... Greene invests Ninety Six.... Is repulsed....
CHAPTER II.
Preparations for another campaign.... Proceedings in the Parliament of Great Britain. Conciliatory conduct of General Carleton....
CHAPTER III.
General Washington devotes his time to rural pursuits.... to the duties of friendship.... and to institutions of public utility....
CHAPTER IV.
Differences between Great Britain and the United States.... Mr. Adams appointed minister to Great Britain....
CHAPTER V.
The election of General Washington officially announced to him.... His departure for the seat of government....
CHAPTER VI.
Meeting of congress.... President's speech.... Report of the secretary of the treasury on public credit.... Debate thereon....
CHAPTER VII.
General St. Clair appointed Commander-in-chief.... The President makes a tour through the southern states.... Meeting of congress.... President's speech.... Debate on the bill for apportioning representatives.... Military law.... Defeat of St. Clair.... Opposition to the increase of the army.... Report of the Secretary of the Treasury for raising additional supplies.... Congress adjourns.... Strictures on the conduct of administration, with a view of parties.... Disagreement between the Secretaries of State and Treasury.... Letters from General Washington.... Opposition to the excise law.... President's proclamation.... Insurrection and massacre in the island of St. Domingo.... General Wayne appointed to the command of the army.... Meeting of congress.... President's speech.... Resolutions implicating the Secretary of the Treasury, rejected.... Congress adjourns.... Progress of the French revolution, and its effects on parties in the United States.
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Footnotes.

About the Author
"John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was the Chief Justice of the United States (1801–1835) whose court opinions helped lay the basis for American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801." -- Wikipedia
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014750646
  • Publisher: VolumesOfValue
  • Publication date: 6/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 722 KB

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